Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) plans to deliver cyber baseline applications across 56 ships in the current fiscal year to boost the service branch's cyber readiness. The effort aims to equip more ships with the cyber baseline, a web-based application that supports a ship's compliance with the cybersecurity requirements imposed by the Department of Defense (DoD), the Navy said Monday.
The cyber baseline provides a library of afloat and ashore networks operated by the U.S. Navy. NAVWAR intends to exceed the last fiscal year's delivery count of 40 cyber baselines.
“Despite today’s current circumstances, our Navy and our nation are continuing to experience an unprecedented degree of competition in the maritime environment,” said Mike Spencer, executive director of NAVWAR's Fleet Readiness Directorate.
FRD's cybersecurity office has delivered a total of 80 cyber baselines since 2018 and aims to bring that number up to 180 by fiscal 2022.